An Urbanicity Course Alert for: MA Theories of Urban Practice at Parsons The New School for Design

Programme Name Master of Arts (MA) Theories of Urban Practice
Date and duration 2-year, full time, 36 credit program
Campus New York City
Application deadline Now accepting applications on a rolling basis for Fall 2013


Redefining Urbanism and Urban Design as a Field of Transformative Practice

The MA Theories of Urban Practice is a research-driven graduate program for students who seek a profound understanding of how cities are actually shaped and wish to acquire the transdisciplinary knowledge required to transform them.

A New Approach to Urbanism

The focus of the program is urban transformation: How are cities transformed? How do we design urban transformation? In this approach, the three-dimensional form of the city is the crucial vehicle through which we understand its underlying structures and the types of strategic interventions required to improve them in fundamental ways.

Transforming Our Cities in the 21st Century

The 21st century is truly the urban century, with an increasing percentage of the world’s population living in cities that face significant challenges. For future theorists, researchers and urban practitioners, these challenges are also creative opportunities. The rapidly changing and complex nature of contemporary cities require the kind of critical theories, strategic knowledge, and actionable research that the MA Theories of Urban Practice offers.

Connected to The New School and New York City

Parsons The New School for Design is a leading international school of art and design and a pioneer of new approaches to the study and practice of design. It is a division of The New School, a progressive university in the heart of New York City. Students in the Theories of Urban Practice program are encouraged to take courses in other university graduate programs, including design and urban ecologies, architecture, international affairs, urban policy analysis, non-profit management, and environmental policy and sustainability management.

Career Opportunities

The goal of the program is to help students become effective urban practitioners and engaged researchers in the realms of urban activism, advocacy organizations, international foundations, public agencies, private firms, international collaborate networks, think tanks, and educational institutions. Graduates are poised to engage with critical urban issues in ways that lead to effective design strategies.

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